The reorientation of higher education: challenging the East-West dichotomy

Bob Adamson (Editor), Jon Nixon (Editor), Feng Su (Editor)

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This book presents accounts of the repositioning of higher education institutions across a range of contexts in the East and the West. It argues that global governance, institutional organisation and academic practice are complementary elements within the process of institutional repositioning. While systems, institutions and individuals in the different contexts are subjected to similar global trends and pressures, the reorientation of higher education takes diverse forms as a result of the particularities of those contexts. That reorientation cannot be explained in terms of East-West dichotomies and divisions, but only with reference to the interflow across and within systems. Globalisation necessitates complex interconnectivities of regionality, culture and geopolitics that this book explores in relation to specific cases and contexts. ​
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong & Dordrecht
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages315
ISBN (Print)9789400758476, 9789400792227
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameCERC Studies in Comparative Education


  • Australian higher education
  • Global capacity building
  • Glonacal
  • Glonacal partnership
  • Glonacal partnership strategies
  • Higher education in China
  • Higher education reforms
  • Indian higher education
  • Institutional repositioning
  • Interconnectivity of regionality, culture and geopolitics
  • Interflow across systems
  • Interflow within systems
  • Internationalisation of China's Universities
  • Process of institutional change
  • Reforms in higher education
  • Repositioning of higher education institutions
  • Transformation of Higher Education
  • Transformative learning


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